Ph. D. (far left and far right), First Counsellor Science
and Technology, European Union, Delegation of the European
Commission, Beijing, P.R. China, at his speech on how to participate
in the 6th Framework Programme 2002-2006. The TV interview
with Dr. Sanders was transmitted on CCTV9
on July 6, 2004.
Ms. Cui Xiaohui
(middle picture right), Assistant (Science and Technology)
from the European Union, Delegation of the European Commission,
Beijing, P.R. China also gave her explanations about the 6th
Framework Programme 2002-2006 to the more than 100 Chinese
attendants. Li Chenhao, (middle picture, second left), Program
Officer, International Cooperation, from Science & Technology
Commission of Shanghai Municipality is exchanging his business
card with a journalist.
James Ding (left
picture left) from Shanghai Shen Zheng Int’l Business
Consultant Co., Ltd, Shanghai, P.R. China together with Bin
Zhu, Ph D. (left picture right) from Royal Institute of Technology
(KTH) Stockholm, Sweden with his speech on Technology Development
of H2/FC at international Cooperations.
James Ding (middle
picture, right) from Shanghai Shen Zheng Int’l Business
Consultant Co., Ltd, Shanghai, P.R. China at an interview
with a representative from a Chinese newspaper. The interest
of the media in this event (picture right) was very high,
representatives more than 10 newspapers and one Television
Station (CCTV9) attended.
Arno A. Evers
from Arno A. Evers FAIR-PR, Starnberg, Germany giving his
explanations about future cooperation and market perspectives
of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell for European and Chinese Companies
and Research Institutions.
EU offers aid to scientists Zhang Jun – Shanghai Daily, 7 July
2004, page 3
The European Union is planning to offer
some 50 million euro (US$ 60 million) this year in annual
aid to support Chinese researchers who want to participate
in international scientific projects, a senior official
with the EU said yesterday in the city.
The donation is a five-fold increase over last year.
The annual grant is part of the EU’s Sixth Framework
Program – a global program to encourage multinational
science and technology projects – which includes
nearly 600 million euro to support non-EU countries
from 2002 to 2006, with a special focus on developing
countries such as China.
“We are here to find possibilities of collaborative
scientific projects which will benefit both the EU and
China,” Jurgen Sanders, a first counsellor of
science and technology from a delegation of the European
Commission in China, said yesterday at a promotion meeting
Given the proper purposes, Chinese research organizations,
both state-owned and private, can apply to get sponsorship
from the EU in nine fields of collaborative research.
Among them: life sciences including genomics and health
study, information technology, nanotechnology
such as the development
of intelligent materials whose substance exists at one
billionth a meter, food quality and safety, aeronautics
and space exploration.
However, it’s not easy to win such sponsorship
because each supported scientific project must be multinational
and include at least three partners from different EU
member states and associate states.
Naturally, the intellectual property rights, once any
project is completed, will be shared among its participating
The application is a three-step approach: to find relevant
partners in Europe; to prepare a project proposal; and
to inform the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
EU officials said they will show preference to projects
that aim to solve realistic problems in developing countries
such as those related to environmental protection.
The institute of structural engineering and disaster
reduction at Tongji University is one of the Chinese
organizations supported by the EU to participate in
a multinational research project in natural disaster